It’s not every day that a college sophomore creates a celebrity-loved jewelry brand, but Shilpa Yarlagadda isn’t your average student. Since the sophomore at Harvard founded Shiffon Co. in 2017, the likes of Michelle Obama, Serena Williams, Nicole Kidman, Christy Turlington (and many others) have all been spotted wearing the brand’s signature Duet Pinky Ring. And that’s not even the best part: 50% of the profits from the pinky rings are donated to seed grants for female entrepreneurs.
“The Duet Pinky Ring represents a ‘pinky promise’ to pay it forward to support women,” Yarlagadda told Who What Wear. “That’s why the Duet Pinky Ring has a tiny diamond set beside a larger stone—it represents one woman supporting another. Sometimes, all it takes is having a woman you admire believe in you.”